Using tin as back splash

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I want to use tin, like those used for ceilings, as back splash. Any tips on applying and buying, etc. would be much appreciated. Especially from those who have learned from their own experiences!
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this is a sample area in kitchen of back splash
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  • Jonnie Hammon Jonnie Hammon on Oct 11, 2015
    Measure twice, and cut once. They have really good adhesives, use a clear caulking, to keep water it, and either paint it with a kitchen/bathroom paint, or use a non yellowing polyurethane , to add protection from water, and splatters.

  • Sparkles Sparkles on Oct 11, 2015
    Make positively sure what ever you use is meant for this project. Substitutions will result in popping off,sliding down and costing you more. I have seen this mistake in bathrooms and kitchens a lot. You must consider the steam and heat from cooking just like the heat and steam in the bathroom. Lots of choices to pick from and proper supplies with them will be the key to a successful home improvement.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 11, 2015
    go to hgtv.com how to create a-tin-tile-backsplash

  • Beth Beth on Oct 11, 2015
    I bought the faux tin ones at HD and I loved how it came out. I only put it behind my stove and the the hood looked ugly so I painted it with hammered copper look paint. It looks so much better and total cost was around $50

  • Diana Lewis Diana Lewis on Oct 11, 2015
    i did my back splash using the glass grid 12x12 tiles,super easy to install, and used a couple of 2'x2' of the "cut-able tin" from Lowes, at 20 a sheet it was pricey, but looks fab.

  • Meredith Black Meredith Black on Oct 11, 2015
    I got mine at Menards comes in different color & is east to put up. I've had mine for about 5 yrs. & love it. You can go online & get samples.

  • Mary Swanson Mary Swanson on Oct 12, 2015
    You can find stamped aluminum backsplash (18" x 24") sheets online. They look like the tin ceiling tiles.

  • Terra Gazelle Terra Gazelle on Oct 13, 2015
    On Amazon I found Faux ceiling tiles that are paintable..you can paint them with antique silver paint, or any color.. There are some that are only 2.00 or 3.00 a piece, for some very pretty designs. After painting them I would seal them with a couple coats of poly and will be very washable and last for many years.

  • Mary Williams-Walton Mary Williams-Walton on Oct 14, 2015
    Be clear how you want to clean behind stove area, a mild Dawn detergent works well on faux tiles avail from Menards. Fairly easy to cut & put up. Metal or painted surface will need to be sealed or scrubbable. I made myself paper templates in difficult to cut around.

    • Lori Lori on Oct 17, 2015
      @Mary Williams-Walton Thank you so very much. Good to know!

  • Mary Swanson Mary Swanson on Oct 14, 2015
    The aluminum embossed backsplash panels I found are available mill run, painted various colors, or clear coated

    • Lori Lori on Oct 17, 2015
      @Mary Swanson I have thought about the painting aspect and what I see looks great. Thanks for your info.

  • Kathy Kathy on Oct 15, 2015
    I used tin backsplash and love it. Wear gloves when you cut the tin panel a. The edges are sharp. Also when applying the adhesive be sure to get it into all the grove sin the tin. This will help prevent dents in the tin when installed. Hope this helps!

    • Lori Lori on Oct 17, 2015
      @Kathy Hi - Good to know about the gloves. I had wondered about that and the dent problem. Thank you!

  • Kathy Kathy on Oct 15, 2015
    Pictures of the backsplash in above post

  • Jackie Golladay Jackie Golladay on Oct 16, 2015
    very nice

  • Staci Granger Kenny Staci Granger Kenny on Mar 14, 2019

    Home Depot sells a version of this...they are a poly-vinyl or thermoplastic material, available in multiple, vintage patterns and colors...many options available by special order. Think the sheets are 18” tall (the height from countertop to bottom of cabinet in newer kitchens) and 24” wide. About $20 per sheet. FAST & EASY to install! There is a whole system so that you have beautiful, easy corner installs, as well as pieces finish off the ends. They can be glued up with a thermoplastic adhesive (in a tube, like caulk) or they offer a double sided tape. They also offer ceiling “tiles” in larger sizes, for bigger spaces. Think the brand name is ACP? Cut with a utility knife or scissors. Wipe clean with a damp sponge. Look just like the metal, but easier to work with, and more cost effective.